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Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers [22 VAC 40 ‑ 185]
Action Amend Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers to Address Federal Health and Safety Requirements
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Comment Period Ends 5/12/2021
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5/12/21  4:52 pm
Commenter: Trisha Willingham, Virginia Montessori Association

Clarity of language

Thank you to everyone who put so much time and effort into this work for the well-being of young children in Virginia.  To make this work even more effective, there are a few areas that felt unclear, or unspecific.

Under the topic of Program Director Credentials, please define further what 'recognized' Montessori credentials are exactly.  We suggest - adding from a MACTE program.

Under the topic of Mixed Age Grouping Ratios, please make clearer that 1:14 is acceptable, acknowledging an added person is needed in an emergency situation.

Under false advertising topic, please consider that Montessori programs should be using the Montessori Essentials as a guide in order to be considered Montessori.

We appreciate the work that you do!

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